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Blog entry by Dan Lyke posted 07-29-2008 06:55 PM 951 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our second cabinet door prototype, without finish on it. Been a long time since my last entry over here. I’ve been busy with various things, including digging in an irrigation system with pop-up sprinklers, with a jack hammer.

At any rate, we recently got a Porter Cable 7518 3¼HP router with Jessem Mast-R-Lift lift to swing some of the big bits we’ve been accumulating for the shapes we want for our kitchen cabinets, and before going out of town this weekend I built a second mock-up of what we want our kitchen cabinets to look like.

Next up, I think I’ve figured out how we’re going to do some of our light-weight appliance lifts, so on the list is building one of the more stand-alone cabinet sets in the kitchen, although our office/guest-room is also needing some built-ins, so I may put together a couple of barrister bookcase style shelves for one of the walls. Those will be cherry, which is why I’m hesitating, ‘cause our cash flow is already blowing through money like we had it.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 07-29-2008 06:59 PM

While the labor may be free, we just can’t get that material cost down to zero. :) Good luck on your cabinets!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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Dan Lyke

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#2 posted 07-29-2008 07:44 PM

Grin. Yep, one of t he reasons I’ve resigned myself to top-end tools is that relative to good lumber, even at surplus prices, the tools just don’t count.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#3 posted 07-29-2008 08:58 PM

“Blowing through money like we had it”—what a great line. The mock up looks good, if that a preview of the kitchen, then it will look fantastic.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 07-29-2008 09:04 PM

good luck and welcome back

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 08-21-2008 01:32 AM

Seems we have either the time or the money but never both at the same time, life can be so cruel. Am anxious to see your appliance lift ideas, I have no scrupples when it comes to ‘borrowing’ ideas.

Thanks for sharing and don’t be a stranger to LJ, share your labors as your work is appreciated.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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